Crafts for 4 year olds

Making crafts with children is a great activity to spend some time with the family. Not to mention the many benefits of this practice for children. Crafts enhance creativity and allow the development of physical and emotional skills. On the other hand, children learn to reuse items that they already have at home to transform them into another completely different object, that is, while having fun they learn to recycle.

You can use any material you have around the house to make crafts with the children, such as cardboard boxes for shoes, the packaging of some foods, wrapping paper and all kinds of materials that tend to accumulate in the houses where children live. You can also take a look at your jewelry, surely you will find forgotten pieces with little value that can be used to make precious things with your children.

The ideas that we leave you next are perfect for children between the ages of 4 and 5. However, they can always be used with older children by increasing the level of difficulty. For example, instead of using basic paints, you can use watercolors, glitter, and other more delicate materials. Although you should always take into account the preferences and special characteristics of your own children. Nobody knows them better than you, choose those crafts and activities that best suit your little ones.

A necklace of macaroni

Something as simple as a necklace made with pasta, is perfect for working on various skills in children. On the one hand, you work on concentration and attention, the name of the different colors, different textures, etc. When painting the paste, the children will stain their fingers and be developing sensitivity to certain sensations that are not always pleasant, when they are unknown.

Prepare a good surface with plastic or papers so that the table does not get dirty. If you have it at home, you can use different types of pasta to make it even more fun, that is, they must have a hole inside to insert the rope. After painting the paste with tempera, you will have to let it dry completely and so you will also be working the wait, something very important for the development of children.

To create the necklace, you can use a piece of thick wool or a string if you have at home. Look in your jewelry box and you will surely find something ideal for this new necklace. This is another perfect activity for develop fine motor skills, concentration and attention. Help the little one to insert the string for each piece, once he discovers how fun it is, he will want to do it over and over again without stopping.

A rainbow

The rainbow has become a symbol of hope in these times when the coronavirus is being fought worldwide. Millions of children around the world create drawings, crafts and other activities around this symbol of hope and illusion. In addition to drawing pictures to decorate your window or your balcony, you can make this most special rainbow to decorate a corner of your home.

This activity is very simple, perfect for children around 4 years old and with which they will be able to work on different areas of their development. You will only need a piece of thick cardboard, draw and cut out the shape of the rainbow so that the child can continue with the craft. Cut out pieces of different colored yarn to create the colors of the rainbow by rolling the yarn over the cardboard. To make it well fixed, apply white glue mixed with water on the cardboard base.

Finish this craft by gluing white buttons to each end of the rainbow, which will act as clouds. Try to use a glue suitable for young children and in no case leave your child alone while manipulating the buttons or glue. In this way, you will avoid choking risks or any possible accident with the materials you use to spend this time of crafts with your children.

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